Announcement regarding the attack on football players of African origin in Krusevac

Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic strongly condemns the attack on players of FK Napredak, that occurred on Sunday evening in Pionirski park in Krusevac, when football players of African origin were verbally and physically attacked just because of their skin color.

Considering that exposing somebody to hate speech and physical violence on grounds of racial, nationality, religion or other personal characteristic is impermissible, Commissioner reminds that the right to equality and protection against discrimination are basic human rights, guaranteed by the Constitution and laws and that they must be respected in democratic societies such is Serbia.

Commissioner expects the relevant authorities to undertake all measures to find and properly punish the perpetrators, stressing that it is one of the most efficient ways to prevent such attacks in future.

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